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Chief Administrative Officer - Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center 1

Requisition #: 216947
Location: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 21201
Category: Leadership
Work Shift: Day Shift
Work Week: Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required: Yes
Date Posted: Jan. 22, 2020

The name Johns Hopkins has become synonymous with excellence in research and patient care. Its science and medical programs earn more federal research dollars than any other medical institution in the country.

Since its opening in 1973, our Cancer Center has led the world in deciphering the mechanisms of cancer and new ways to treat it. The strength of our research and treatment programs was recognized early on by the National Cancer Institute, becoming one of the first to earn comprehensive cancer center status and recognition as a “Center of Excellence.” Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has active programs in clinical research, laboratory research, education, community outreach, and prevention and control. The Kimmel Cancer Center is the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in the state of Maryland.

Position Summary

The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the world-renowned Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC) and the Department of Oncology is the administrative leader of the Cancer Service Product Line of the Johns Hopkins Health System with overall responsibility for the successful development, implementation and advancement of coordinated and integrated operational, strategic, and programmatic initiatives. The incumbent leads the development, coordination and integration of regional and international growth strategies, clinical and research enterprise, network affiliations, quality and performance improvement across all health system entities and affiliates.

The CAO will be on the forefront of collaborating with some of the most talented, passionate and dedicated professionals committed to the mission of inventing the future of cancer care, impacting the landscape of oncology practice through compassionate clinical care, research and education.

Interacting with Johns Hopkins Medicine leadership; multiple Johns Hopkins Health System/Johns Hopkins University entities, departments and schools; and with a variety of external stakeholders and collaborators, the CAO works to further the academic mission of the cancer program, serving on hospital and faculty practice leadership teams. The CAO will work with relevant Department Chairs, Division Chiefs, Department COOs, Executive Directors and leaders at other affiliates to manage/negotiate/navigate the complex needs of various stakeholders across the health system in realizing the strategic goals of cancer services.

With a deep affection for academic medicine, the CAO works closely with the Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Oncology, and the directors of other departments providing care to cancer patients, the CAO is charged with strategic oversight and planning for cancer services across the Johns Hopkins Medicine entities, and will take responsibility for the performance of the department of oncology and the cancer service line.

The incumbent will be expert at managing cost base and budgets with a high degree of financial acumen and stewardship, becoming knowledgeable about the highly regulated Maryland HSCRC reimbursement environment, focusing on metrics that drive the total cost and quality of care.

Well-positioned for growth and expansion, the CAO is charged with the development, design, implementation and management of programs and services that will move the cancer program toward the vision and strategic goals developed for Johns Hopkins Medicine and the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Program at Johns Hopkins, across all dimensions and locations.

Reporting Relationship

The CAO works collegially and collaboratively with Johns Hopkins Medicine senior executives and JHU faculty across the system. Administrator currently has matrix reporting relationship to the following;

  • Director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center (SKCCC)
  • SVP and COO of JHH
  • SVP and CFO of JHM

Education and Qualification

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in business, health care administration, or related field
  • 10 years of progressive experience as an administrator preferably in Oncology at a complex academic health system, navigating multiple entities and priorities.
  • Demonstrated record of related accomplishments along with strong financial and analytic capabilities
  • Demonstrated experience in business development
  • Exposure to research and clinical trials
  • Understanding of theory and application of work process improvement tools, including safe and efficient clinical practice and service excellence
  • Entrepreneurial skills are required to develop new services, streamline current services, redefine product lines, and integrate the services across the JH Health System
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

Ideal Candidate

  • The ideal candidate is someone who is strategic with at least 10 years of demonstrated experience as an administrator in a large complex academic institution, preferably in Oncology, with a track record of developing new business, mentoring staff, increasing employee engagement and reducing staff turnover.
  • The person must have demonstrated entrepreneurial skills and strong financial background.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess the business and health care environments and develop and implement a strategic plan for the effective positioning of clinical services. This must include the ability to implement changes quickly in a changing environment.

Major Responsibilities (Detailed JD will be provided)

  • Advise department/functional unit director and JHM CFO on a broad range of department specific issues including financial performance, volume and operational achievements and issues, institutional information technology/system changes, State and Federal activities, institutional strategic planning goals, changing health care patterns, etc. Develop clinical/operational programs to address programmatic and financial issues facing the department.
  • With clinical leadership, develop and maintain a strong departmental plan for continuous review of quality and the study and implementation of safety and service initiatives that will protect patients and staff as they receive and deliver patient centered care.
  • Overall responsibility for financial performance and management, including forecasting budgets, reporting against metrics and goals, and business planning, for hospital based and physician based clinical and academic services at JHH/ JHUSOM for the department of oncology (academic and clinical), and the functional units of oncology at JHH, the national capital region, and JHBMC
  • Development and communication of opportunities for value based cancer care, to include cost reduction, elimination of waste, choosing wisely, value engineering
  • Overall responsibility for cancer service line strategic planning and relationships, reporting and trending, including access to medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology, other specialty oncology services, and ancillary services important to oncology patients, and assuring there are adequate resources to serve the patients and the mission through multidisciplinary planning.
  • Provide mentoring and direction to assistant administrators and other managerial leadership. Develop long and short range action plans to achieve collaborative results and maximize individual and collective strengths.
  • Overall responsibility for the patient experience and provision of adequate, safe and state-of-the art facilities and programming for patients and families with cancer, throughout Johns Hopkins Medicine. This includes multidisciplinary programming in multiple tumor groups, and patient flow and access across entities and departments, and survivorship programming at multiple sites and practice locations
  • Overall responsibility for the professional practice for the department of oncology, including practice sites at JHH, Bayview, Sibley, and Green Spring Station. Leadership and oversight of the professional fee billing production unit for oncology
  • Develop and operationalize a strategic plan for the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer program that is congruent with the strategic plan for JHM (2015-2020)
  • Develop and operationalize a strategic plan for oncology in the National Capital Region
  • Oversight, management, business planning and funding of the new and existing Buildings
  • Exploration, development, negotiation and management of relationships with various entities and organizations that will advance the mission of the comprehensive cancer center both nationally and internationally


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